Japanese Entertainment

Mario and Other Nintendo Characters Marching On

Nintendo's Mario, Pokemon, Kirby, etc. are now out of the game machines into a new arena of activity - joining in car races in the theme parks, holding concerts there, etc., living the dreams of the late President Satoshi Iwata of Nintendo.

May 26, 2017 at 12:56 am

Japanese Film "HIKARI (RADIANCE)" Nominated at Cannes Film Festival

The French international film festival in Cannes nominated a Japanese film to contend for the Palme d'Or amid a round of applause, May 23.

May 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm

Hayao Miyazaki Says That Again: "I'm not Quitting."

The legendary anime creator of "Spirited Away", "My Neighbor Totoro", etc., Hayao Miyazaki says he is again taking back his retirement pledge made four years ago and already making what he calls "his ultimate animated feature film", Studio Ghibli bared May 19.

February 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Magazine "Let's Build Astro Boy" to Inaugurate April 4

Here's a really ingenious scheme to have Astro Boys built by the subscribers of a magazine that weekly delivers parts, one an issue, of a family robot in the image of Astro Boy created by the legendary master cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, it was reported February 22.

February 15, 2017 at 8:49 am

Mitsuko Uchida Won Her Second Grammy

Japan's legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida, 68, won her second Grammy Award for her co-performance album of Schumann's Liederkreis, etc. with Dorothea Roschmann at the 59th Grammy Awards awarding ceremony in Los Angeles, February 12.

February 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

A 15-Year-Old Japanese Maiden Reigns in International Ballet Competition

Young Japanese shine abroad lately like a table tennis prodigy Miu Hirano who won the World Women's TT Championships in Philadelphia in October last year as the youngest ever to win the competition.

February 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm

Two Japanese Awarded in Prix de Lausanne

It was in three years in a row that Japanese contestants won in Prix de Lausanne, the best known of gateways to success for ballet dancers in age brackets of 15-18.

December 20, 2016 at 4:39 am

Pokemon: Kimi ni Kimeta!" for 2017 Pokemon Movie

The TV show "Oha Suta" announced December 12 the latest info on the world's initial release of Pokemon movie series in 2017, and its official site was made public at noon that day.

December 13, 2016 at 11:41 pm

Director Appointed for Live-Action Film "Great Detective Pikachu"?

Overseas reports quote in multiple cinema info sites a director for the live-action film "Great Detective Pikachu(Meitantei Pikachū: Shin Konbi Tanjō)" - Rob Letterman of "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Shark Tale"

December 12, 2016 at 1:33 am

"Your Name" Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Film

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced December 4 "Your Name" won LA Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Film, seconded by "The Red Turtle".

December 10, 2016 at 7:46 am

"Yo-kai Watch" Ready to Release Movie Series 4 Well Ahead of Series 3

In the greeting on completion of "Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan! " (Yo-kai Watch The Movie: The Flying Whale and the Grand Adventure of the Double Worlds, Meow!) it was revealed that Series 4 of the theatrical edition of Yo-kai Watch would be due for release in the winter of 2017.

December 8, 2016 at 6:31 am

TV Anime "Blood Blockade Battlefront" Starts Next Series in 2017

Blood Blockade Battlefront had its TV anime version in April 2015, and its second series is scheduled to start in 2017 under the title "Blood Blockade Battlefront & BEYOND".

December 5, 2016 at 12:21 am

Japanese Anime "Your Name" Released in China December 1

Japan's popular anime "Your Name" was released at the turn of the month, December 1, and Beijing's movie houses were sardine-packed with young Chinese anime fans.

December 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

New Sequel to "Code Geass" Announced at 10th Anniversary Event

Now in the 10th year since its premiere in 2006, the original robot anime "Code Geass" by Sunrise has an authentic sequel lined up, it was announced at the anniversary event "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Miraculous Anniversary".

December 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, a Major Japan-Brand, to Release in the US

Released on April 23, the movie "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions" reportedly earned over 1 billion yen.

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